A number of food producers in West and South Cork have benefited from a LEADER initiative that provides up to €200,000 in funding for artisan food companies and food start-ups.
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SECAD My Town, My Plan: Skibbereen
27 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Would you like the chance participate in the process of planning for your local community? Join SECAD for the free My Town, My Plan training programme, funded through the LEADER programme and aimed at community group members and individuals who are interested in planning for their own town and surrounding areas. It will run from Autumn 2019 in your town and will allow neighboring community members to discuss the future of their own area. Groups can choose four of the topics listed below
Theme A: Enterprise and Asset Management:
Developing Community / Social Enterprise
Owning and managing community assets
Incubating and supporting the development of local business and trade
Future opportunities for retail and developing a retail strategy
Communities and Renewable Energy Production
Theme B: Social: Community & Volunteer Supports:
Designing an Age Friendly Town
Developing A Healthy Town Programme
Community financing for development of community services
Social inclusion in our town
Integration of new communities
Theme C: Environment:
Climate Change – How we can make a difference at a community / town level
Eco-Aware Town Design
Creating our Town Biodiversity Development Plan
The first meeting in May 2019 will be critical as it will allow SECAD & trainers from Cork Institute of Technology’s (CIT’s) Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence to shape your specific training programme to be delivered from September 2019.
We need as many people from different backgrounds, interests, ages and cultures to participate. Please take this opportunity to become part of this important process aimed at sustaining your community’s vibrancy and resilience